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Dec 17, 2012 1:00am EST
states, and it's also an international movement so i was really, really interested in this, and one of the things i discovered in this, and the reason it's in the book, is that as i finished "nation under our feet," i thought i'd rely on a secondary literature on the movement in the united states, and i discovered there basically was known. there's a lot on garby, himself, a very controversial figure, but in terms of who joined the unia, who was moved by it, who embraced the vision and what their understanding was, there was virtually nothing, and so in in "nation under our feet," i cobbled things together, and i thought i really need to know more about this. a theme in the book is what historians don't write about and why. why is it that there's certain episodes or certain interpretations that stare you in the face, but somehow you refuse them or ignore them, and he's really one of almost any historian with african-american history would acknowledge that the unia was the largest mass movement of people of african dissent, ever, and, yet, we know almost nothing about it. it just seemed
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